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November 2011


Earlier this month, Elizabeth Tran joined the NAPE National Office staff as a part-time research assistant. Elizabeth will assist in maintaining the NAPE member database and website, developing newsletters and surveys, conducting research, and managing social media. If you call the office, please take a moment to welcome Elizabeth!


House Committee Holds Hearing on STEM Educators with Industry Experience

On November 3, the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education in the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology held a hearing on "STEM In Action: Transferring Knowledge from the Workplace to the Classroom" as part of series of hearings on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The purpose of the hearing was to examine how industry professionals working in STEM fields can transition to careers as STEM educators.
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Rep. Honda Introduces New STEM Education Bill

On November 4, 2011, Representative Mike Honda introduced the STEM Education Innovation Act of 2011. The bill would create an Office of STEM Education in the Department of Education; Institute a State Consortium on STEM Education; and establish the Education Innovation Project, which will promote the development of transformational technologies for the classroom.
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Super Committee's Failure Will Spur Hefty K-12 Cuts Without A Congressional Fix

Huffington Post
Seventy thousand teaching jobs. More than one billion in Title I grants to disadvantaged school districts. Nearly 900 million in funding for special education students. All these and more K-12 educational expenditures will be axed smack in the middle of the 2012-2013 school year--barring an act of Congress that would prevent the automatic, across-the-board cuts set by this summer's debt deal from going into effect, according to the NEA.
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NSF Aims to 'Transform' STEM Learning With Set of Grants

Erik Robelen, Education Week
The National Science Foundation recently issued seven grants-worth about $5 million in total-to support research projects intended to "transform" STEM learning.
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Program Aims to Engage AZ Students in STEM Study

Kerry Fehr-Snyder, The Arizona Republic
A program developed at Arizona State University has ASU students, as well as high-school students in AP chemistry, conducting hands-on science experiments with K-12 students to help spark interest among the younger students. The Science is Fun program, which is funded in part by the National Science Foundation, is aimed at preparing more students for careers in STEM.
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Women in Science? Universities Don't Make the Grade

Eureka Alert
Despite years of trying to improve the number of women undergraduates in science and engineering, a new study shows most universities are failing. Not only are women lagging behind their male classmates, efforts to close the gap too often focus on students instead of faculty and institutional structures.
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Local Girls Take Independence into Their Own Hands with an Engineering Camp at Triton College

This summer, the Engineering Technology program of Triton College is putting the tools of independence and future career success into the hands of 16 local girls in the community in the form of a hammer, screwdriver and power drill. GADgET--Girls Adventuring in Design Engineering and Technology--is the program's first summer camp designed to empower and create an interest in engineering technology among girls between the ages of 12 and 16.
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All STEM Equity Pipeline webinars are archived. Past titles include:

  • GESA Works! Generating Expectations for Student Achievement Assessing Effectiveness: Do Your Program Activities Make a Difference?
  • Cognitive Beliefs and Cultural Variables Matter in STEM Career Development
  • Implicit Bias in STEM: The Power of Automatic, Unintended Mindsets
  • Effective Program Assessments
  • And more!

Access Webinars


"Access, Equity, and Diversity: We've Got an App for That" April 16-19, 2012 Arlington, VA
Registration is now open! In addition, NAPE has issued a Request for Presentations. Sponsorships and advertising are available.
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The Career Ladders Project works in partnership with CA community colleges to provide educational and career advancement opportunities.

Techbridge is seeking an experienced Curriculum Development Specialist to further develop and enhance its hands-on, inquiry-driven science and engineering curriculum to inspire the next generation of female scientists and engineers.

My Next Move, a new federal career website, offers quick facts about a variety of career paths.

The National Science Teachers Association PASCO STEM Educator awards recognize excellence and innovation in the field of STEM education at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels.

The 2012 National Video Game Challenge is accepting submissions for original video game concepts and designs in one of four categories: Middle School, High School, Collegiate, and Educator.

Volume 3 Issue 3 of the International Journal of Gender Science and Technology has just been published.


USA Science and Engineering Festival Finale Expo, Washington, DC, April 28-29, 2012

American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX, June 10-13, 2012

WEPAN Columbus, OH, June 26-28, 2012


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